Welcome to our exciting new education page, inspired by the rich history and traditions surrounding the world-famous Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.
Each year hundreds of thousands of people visit us to buy delicious Grasmere Gingerbread® and to learn about the shop's fascinating provenance stretching back over three centuries.
Interestingly, its Victorian founder, Sarah Nelson, was an early educationalist who used giant gingerbread letters to teach the alphabet to local children.
She is buried in neighbouring St Oswald's Churchyard, also the resting place of Romantic poet William Wordsworth.
Grasmere village and The Gingerbread Shop present numerous educational opportunities for teachers and schools. These encompass geography, social history, art, literature, tourism, business and food technology.
We welcome students of all ages and from all educational disciplines and hope that these pages will help you to prepare lesson plans and to make the most of your visit to the shop.
Click on the link to find prepared work booklets for KS1 & KS2 and fun puzzles and poetry ideas which are all free to download.
Educational groups can book special visits which include a 15-minute history talk and Q & A session; refreshments (squash) (tea/coffee for leaders), a piece of
Grasmere Gingerbread and a special Cumberland pencil at £1.50 a head. To book
on the links below to download the worksheets - they are in Adobe Acrobat
To download them to your computer right click the link and choose 'Save As...' and save to a location on your computer.
This project enables children to investigate and explore product and package design.
Further Education ideas to make your visit to Grasmere even more special:-